Heart Creek Amphitheatre
Blackheart Amphitheatre Summer 2015 Topo (update from Marcus Norman)
Blackheart Amphitheatre has a history of reconnaissance, route building attempts, aid ascents and looser rock. Expect cerebral routefinding on bands of alternating excellent and not-so-excellent rock. It is advisable to wear a helmet until these routes see enough traffic. It is also advisable to have a full 70m rope for all longer routes.
To Access: Follow main trail to the Blackheart Area. Gain path that angles up backwards towards the cliff skirting steep slabs. Either approach the belay ledge via the less-than-stellar Ground Floor Going Up (5.8+) or the brand new via feratta located farther to the right. Ensure you harness up and clip into the cable with a couple of slings and biners to stay safe.
Descent: Rappel from fixed anchors past the rooty short cliff (30m!), or simply reverse the via feratta.